Articles | Volume 20, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3325–3342, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-3325-2016

Special issue: Modeling hydrological processes and changes

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3325–3342, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-3325-2016

Research article 15 Aug 2016

Research article | 15 Aug 2016

Assessment of impacts of agricultural and climate change scenarios on watershed water quantity and quality, and crop production

Awoke D. Teshager et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (21 Jun 2016) by Dawen YANG
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Short summary
Current water quality problems due to intensification of corn in agricultural watersheds is expected to be exacerbated by the projected change in climate further in the 21st century. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop alternative biofuel cropping systems and/or implement effective management practices to counteract future water quality problems that could develop from relying on extensive production of row crops in Corn Belt region watersheds.